• Checking common milkweed for monarch eggs or caterpillars.

    Monarch butterfly research update – May 2019

    Published on May 17, 2019

    Michigan is an important state for supporting the summer breeding population of monarchs. Here is an update on what we do and don’t know about increasing egg laying and survival.

  • Cellophane native bee.

    Pollinators in urban landscapes

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most plants need pollination to reproduce and grow fruit. While some plants are wind-pollinated, many require assistance from insects, bats, hummingbirds or other animals.

  • Gypsy moth caterpillar.

    Best Management Practices

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most pesticide applications by tree care professionals are due to a few exotic pests.

  • Western honey bee.

    Considerations for disease management

    Published on May 1, 2019

    It was previously thought that fungicides and bactericides are harmless to honey bees and other pollinators, and in fact, most fungicides are still considered relatively safe, even while spraying when pollinators are present.